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Windows 10 SDKs Add New Features PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 02 July 2015 20:47
As the numbers spin around on the preview versions, so the Windows 10 Software Development Kit keeps pace, allowing developers to take advantage of more features as they become available to users. Among the new features of the latest SDK are a range of new features and improvements for the PC’s or tablet’s cameras, with new capture and advanced photo APIs allow coders to add in HDR capture from cameras that support the feature. Or, if there’s no hardware HDR, a software version of HDR can be enabled for great and moody lighting shots. Additionally, developers can access the color, image depth, or the camera’s data. This can be used when setting up Windows for facial recognition, which should be a smart way of logging on to Windows after general release. There’s also a new Photo Import tool to make it easier to grab images from smartphones, memory cards and other media. It runs as a background task, so won’t eat into the user’s time when dumping large numbers of photos from a source.
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Windows 10’s New Wi-Fi Features and Issues PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 July 2015 22:38
The previous build of Windows 10 (10158) added new branding for Microsoft’s Wi-Fi subscription service (previously, it was just called Network) to the OS. Microsoft WiFi allows users to buy WiFi access and time from a global network of hotspots via their Microsoft account. That could come in useful if you’re nowhere a free hotspot and can’t tether to your mobile, but in this day and age that seems like an increasingly unusual situation to be in. Still, Microsoft WiFi is there if needed, and as an update to the discontinued Skype Wi-Fi finder, could be useful for those who relied on that service.
Sharing Too Much WiFi
A rather more alarming issue has been noted with WiFi Sense, Microsoft’s attempt to make sharing hotspots easier with friends and family. Assuming they all have WiFi Sense running then their PCs and phones, they can be provided the WiFi password to your router, as long as they are a contact. You can remove the feature by choosing not to share it with your Outlook contacts, Facebook friends or Skype contacts. However, for most people, even knowing about the existence of this feature may come as a surprise, yet alone an obscure setting buried in the menu.
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Windows 10 build 10158 updates PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 30 June 2015 04:51

Windows 10 build 10158 updates

After what seemed like a feeding frenzy of news regarding Microsoft's future, Gabe and the Windows team decided to push quietly out the latest build of Windows 10 to Insiders. Windows 10 build 10158 for PCs dropped a little later in the day and is bringing some final refinements just ahead of the Windows 10 July release date. According to the Windows Dev blog, Insiders upgrading to build 10158 can expect to see some great new features and improvements for you to try. General UX improvements and refinement: You’ll continue to see general UX improvements and refinement in this build. For Continuum, you’ll see a lot of bug fixes as well as improved Tablet mode animations, improved support for Windows 8/8.1 apps and classic (Win32) apps in Tablet mode. And when using the Start Menu, you can swipe up on the left side to open All apps. This also works in Tablet mode, when you have opened up the left side of Start behind the hamburger menu. Additionally, in All apps – you can click on a letter to quickly go to apps on the All apps list under that letter. Taskbar: On the Taskbar, when an app needs your attention, it will now flash in orange. And when you download something or move files around in File Explorer, the progress animation in the Taskbar has been changed back to green and back to animating horizontally (instead of white and animating vertically seen in the previous build – thanks for the feedback!). Cortana integration with Office 365: With this build, you’ll be able to try out the Cortana integration with Office 365 if your company is opted into First Release for Office 365. Cortana is already great at letting you quickly see what your day is going to look like, when and where to go for your first meeting, get a sense of travel times to work, or even get updates for upcoming trips from your calendar...Surely this has sparked your attention, and you have a yearning for more which means you should visit windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Windows 10 Is Almost Ready, RTM Imminent PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 27 June 2015 14:58

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While the community is waiting for a new Windows 10 preview build to be officially released by Microsoft, the company itself is busy improving things internally and fixing all the bugs ahead of launch. Ahead of the big launch on July 29. But information provided by Russian leaker WZor, who has so far provided many accurate details on Microsoft projects, reveals that the software titan is very close to pushing Windows 10 to RTM — that is to say that development of the operating system is almost complete. RTM, of course, stands for ‘Release to manufacturing’, a term that defines that a software product is ready to be delivered or provided to customers. This comes as no surprise, as we are getting very close to the moment when Microsoft finally takes the wraps off Windows 10, but according to the leaker the company is likely to make a decision on this soon, before handing the copies to partners. And obviously, releasing the RTM version to Windows Insiders. Redmond has been rather quiet, and not talked much about the final version of the operating system, as it wants to save a few surprises for July 29. But with the clock already ticking on the public launch of the OS, at the very least, we can expect the next few builds that get officially released to be highly polished and near to the final version...With July 29th and the General Availability of Windows 10 rapidly approaching, you probably want to stay connected to windows8newsinfo forum to keep up with all developments, rumors, releases, leaks etc. of the next OS out of Redmond.

 

 
75% of Businesses Will Adopt Windows 10 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 25 June 2015 05:41

75% of Businesses Will Adopt Windows 10

Spiceworks, an IT professionals’ network, has been polling IT departments in the US and Europe on their plans for Windows 10. The latest figures suggest some 73% plan to upgrade within two years, which is impressive, given the usual slow response of enterprise IT to any new operating system. The report covers a wide range of business types and suggest that interest is growing rapidly, thanks in part to the dominance of the rapidly aging Windows 7 and older PCs among work forces. With 96% of IT departments interested in the OS, Microsoft could well be on their way to a billion devices within the first year. However, its a grimmer picture for Windows Mobile with 83% on iOS and 77% using Android or a mix of the two, leaving little room for Windows Mobile. Less than a third of businesses are even considering adopting Windows Mobile, which may mean very little take up actually occurs once devices and the OS are on the market. Microsoft must hope that the broad compatibility and data sharing between the unified operating systems will help drive greater Windows Mobile adoption. However, as BYOD takes hold, it seems unlikely that Lumia devices will be taking over the enterprise any time soon. When it comes to Windows 10 features, 64% of IT pros are looking forward to the proper return of the Start button, 55% are keen on the free upgrade from previous editions, while 51% are tempted by improved built-in security...For more and see the graph detailing the New OS Adaption, stop by windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Turn your Windows 10 Insider Preview into Windows 10 RTM PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 21 June 2015 15:22

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I think most active Windows Insiders have been hoping for a new build of Windows 10 today since it has been three weeks since build 10130 was released but unfortunately that build is not coming. We did however learn quite a bit about the last stages of the Windows Insider Program in these last 40 days or so before the release of Windows 10. In a blog post over at the Blogging Windows website, Gabe Aul our intrepid Ring Master, has provided information on key changes to the Windows 10 Insider Program related to the final builds before Windows 10 is made available to everyone on 29 July 2015. It all boils down to this – in order to get Windows 10 RTM (Home or Pro) on 29 July 2015 you need to take a few steps first. After following the those steps you will have any other pre-release builds delivered to your system and then the final version of Windows 10 will arrive for your Insider Preview based system on 29 July 2015. Through that upgrade process it will be properly activated for the life of that device. That build will be delivered via Windows Update just like all the others in the Insider Program. Connecting the Microsoft Account to a Windows 10 install is a change only for Windows Insiders. After the final build is delivered on 29 July no Microsoft account is needed to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or 8.1 although that still doesn’t mean your Microsoft account might store your activation code for later use. These changes are being implemented now to wring out some of the infrastructure that will be used to continue a Windows Insider program after the release of Windows 10. Microsoft plans to ask Insiders to continue receiving updated builds of Windows 10 so new features, fixes and updates can be tested and of course they will continue looking for feedback before those changes are promulgated to the final build. If you have no interest in continuing to be an Insider there will of course be an option to leave the program...We have the steps needed to complete this process posted at windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
You Won’t Be Able to Disable Windows 10 Update PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 15 June 2015 02:11

wndows 10Microsoft says Windows 10 will be “always up-to-date,” and they mean it. There’s no way to turn Windows Update off. Microsoft says feature updates will be tested on consumer devices before they’re rolled out to business PCs. With Windows 10, Windows becomes a lot more like Google Chrome or a web application — it will automatically update. But they’re forcing more than security updates, and Microsoft has a troubling track record with broken Windows updates recently. Windows 10 will be updated more frequently, and with more types of updates, than current versions of Windows. Traditionally, Windows releases saw only security and bugfixes. Occasionally, a service pack would add a few more features — but even those didn’t usually change much. The interface was designed to stay stable for the life of a Windows release. Microsoft has already started updating Windows more often, with the Windows 8.1 Update changing Windows 8.1‘s interface for the better. This time around, Microsoft is committed to rolling out both security updates and feature updates to Windows 10. Most of the included applications will also automatically update themselves via the Windows Store. Microsoft is thinking of Windows 10 as the last versions of Windows, so instead of a Windows 11 or Windows 10.1, we should see feature updates and interface changes appear on an ongoing basis. Windows Update Can’t Be Disabled (or Delayed) on Windows 10 Home. To ensure everyone is secure and up-to-date on a stable platform, Microsoft won’t allow Windows 10 Home systems to delay Windows updates. Updates will automatically download, and they’ll be installed when you next reboot, or you can schedule a reboot. You’re not allowed to disable Windows Update entirely, and you’re also not allowed to put updates off if you don’t want to install them...For more stop by windows8nesinfo forum.

 
Stopping the FUD PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 07 June 2015 20:47

Stopping the FUD

How many times have you seen in on the internet, whether it be in news stories from sites who know nothing about Microsoft, or from commenters who love spreading false information. Or you've seen it from readers who are genuinely confused about what Microsoft plans to do. Let's help stop the FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) and set the record straight. Windows 10 will not have an annual fee. Windows 10 will not charge you a yearly subscription after the free-for-one-year upgrade offer expires. Microsoft's Gabe Aul took it to Twitter just the other day to reiterate this point, after one Twitter user asked him to be clear. "@Microsoft before I go to #Windows10, you need to be clear what update free for year means? Statement leaves door open for annual fees later." Between July 29th 2015 and July 29th 2016, you will have the chance to snag a free upgrade to Windows 10. After July 29th 2016, you will have to pay for a Windows 10 license. How much will the license cost after the free year? That's not quite certain yet, but it will likely be the same price for the OEM version of the operating system ($119 for Home and $199 for Pro). However, chances are Microsoft will likely offer a discounted special to entice users to upgrade to the latest operating system. There will not be a yearly fee to run Windows 10 after July 2016. Unfortunately, Microsoft may have confused people by mentioning Windows 10 "as a service" causing people to believe there will be a subscription fee of sorts. There is no subscription model for Windows 10. Instead, Windows 10 "as a service" simply implies that Microsoft plans to update the operating system with smaller, more frequent updates, rather than larger Service Pack-like updates. Think of it like an app that gets updated regularly...At windows8newsinfo forum we try to keep everything as clear as possible.

 

 
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